ServDes.2020 will be hosted by the School of Design, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.
Nearing its 130th year RMIT is one of Australia’s original tertiary and technical institutions. It enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and communities.
RMIT is also a world leader in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies. It was recently ranked 1st in Australia and 12th in the world for Art and Design
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018).
Now deeply enmeshed with Asia, Australia is rapidly adding service exports to an economy traditionally based on commodities, agriculture and manufacturing. Melbourne is a key city in this transition because it has thriving design communities servicing the manufacturing, environmental, government, financial services, health, business systems and education sectors. As the leading design education and research institution in Australia, RMIT plays a significant role in the capacity development for this growth in service design activity and impact.
Located in the center of Melbourne’s CBD, RMIT University offers a highly accessible venue for conference hosting where the city is the campus. It is easily accessible by multiple modes of public transport, and actively supports safe walking and cycling. RMIT also provides key features such as cafes, art galleries, libraries, open outdoor spaces, wi-fi, childcare and fitness centres. These facilities are complemented by diversity of food, accommodation and cultural life of Melbourne, its surrounding suburbs, and regions.